The ICPC attended an event organized by the IBCR on justice adapted to children

To celebrate the World Children’s Day, on Monday 20 November we had the pleasure of attending an event organized by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR), which featured two panels on justice adapted to children

Organized at the Maison du développement durable in Montreal, this hybrid event, attended by almost 150 people, provided an opportunity for various national and international specialists to discuss new practices and solutions for combating the privation of freedoms and the lack of application of justice adapted to children’s rights around the world.   

It was also the opportunity for the ICPC to connect with its partner and network, with whom we are working on a project to develop a second line of sexual exploitation prevention services for youth aged 12 to 25.  

Thank you for the invitation! 

Participation of the ICPC in the City of Montreal’s 2nd “Solidarity, Equity and Inclusion” event

The ICPC was pleased to take part in the Vers l’avant, le deuxième grand rendez-vous montréalais sur la solidarité, l’équité et l’inclusion event organized by the City of Montreal as part of the deployment of its 2021-2025 Solidarity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan. 

Featuring several panels, the city presented the progress it has made, as well as the challenges, lessons learned, and success stories it has uncovered in promoting social inclusion in order to foster equal opportunities for marginalized and disadvantaged communities.  

Thank you to the City of Montreal for the invitation!  

Participation of the ICPC in a working meeting of the CPSU

On September 29, the ICPC was pleased to take part in a working meeting of the City of Montreal’s Communauté de pratique en sécurité urbaine (CPSU) on the issue of women and urban safety. The event was aimed at various players from the city’s 19 boroughs.  

Through the participation of various stakeholder from these boroughs, this meeting was an opportunity to explore and collectively understand the essential challenges, fundamental values, and good practices relating to the safety of women in the urban environment.  

The first activity consisted of an interactive group exercise session, during which participants were encouraged to explore different approaches and ideas for enhancing safety in public, private, and digital environments. Maxime Raulet, analyst and project officer at the ICPC, moderated this activity.  

The ICPC also presented the results of a quantitative analysis of the ten most common offenses in their respective boroughs, according to the age and gender of the victims.  

Thank you for the invitation! 


The ICPC strengthens its international influence at the 32nd session of the CCPCJ in Vienna

The International Centre for the Prevention of Crime recently participated in the  32nd session of the UNODC Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which took place from 22 to 25 May 2023 in Vienna, Austria. The event included the spring coordination meeting of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme (UNCPJ) network, of which the ICPC is a member.

Ann Champoux, Director General of the ICPC, represented the organisation at this 32nd meeting, marking the return of this in-person event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

During the event, Ann Champoux attended the main PNI workshop, which focused on “Improving the operation of the criminal justice system to ensure access to justice and a safe and secure society”, as well as taking part in conferences on key crime prevention issues.   

This international meeting was an opportunity for the ICPC to consolidate its partnerships with several major staekeholders involved in violence prevention. Alongside meetings with members of our network, the ICPC had the pleasure of talking to Ian Tennant, head of the Vienna multilateral representation of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), and Walter Kemp, director of global strategy against transnational crime at GI-TOC. They were able to discuss the ICPC’s Urban Safety Laboratory model and explore partnership opportunities between the two organizations.  

The ICPC would like to thank the organizers of the PNI meeting, as well as all the participants and partners with whom productive exchanges has been held. 

ICPC presents the Soirées théâtres d’Espoir 18

Since 2019, the ICPC and Espoir 18 have been working closely together in a project on improving of police-population dialogue, with a special attention on the young public and minority groups in their relationship with the police institution. The aim of this project is to document the inspiring experiences and practices on both sides of the Atlantic, but also to promote the transfer of knowledge and promote the transfer of knowledge and to establish the collaborations around this theme.

As part of their collaboration, Espoir 18 is organizing a North American mobility tour in the summer of 2022, including a visit to New York and Washington, with the local support of the French Embassy. The mobile team, made up of around thirty people, including twenty young people from the association, will also visit Montreal from July 8 to the 12, 2022.

The ICPC is delighted to be able to welcome them in Montreal.

After a year of touring in cities in France, Espoir 18 will perform this summer in Quebec and the United States with two North American landmark theatrical performances: 

Bad Mama – Directed by Farid Abdelkrim, performed by the “Z’improbables” troupe 

Lettres à Nour – Adapted from the novel by Rachid Benzine and directed by him, performed by Farid Abdelkrim and Céline Dély

The theatrical evenings will address the multiple issues and aspirations of contemporary youth, particularly in certain disadvantaged areas: daily life, radicalisation that can lead to violence, questions of identity, the relationship between generations and with institutions, and other topics. 

We invite you to attend the presentation of one of these plays during these theatrical events that will be held free of charge on the following dates :

Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 6 pm at the Union Française in Downtown, Montreal (Rougier Room).

Presentation of Bad Mama and Lettres à Nour, followed by a discussion with the audience. 

To register.

Monday, July 11, 2022 at 6pm, at Espace 7000 in Montreal-North (Désilets room), in collaboration with Parole d’excluEs

Presentation of Bad Mama and Lettres à Nour, followed by a discussion with the public.

To register

Upcoming Event: Launch of the 2021 DataJam Against Exploitation

The ICPC, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section, Fundación Pasos Libres and IBM Corporate Social Responsibility are joining forces to launch the 2021 DATAJAM AGAINST EXPLOITATION, a technological innovation competition that seeks to increase public awareness of human trafficking, improve participants' technical and substantive capabilities, and enhance collaboration among interdisciplinary sectors in Canada.

We invite you to participate in the launch event on Thursday, April 1, at 1:00 pm (EST): Registration

This will be an information session, in French and English, to introduce the competition and an opportunity to ask your questions.
For more information and to find out how to support this competition : Concept note (in English and French)